answer me this

You know those difficult questions that children sometimes ask? You know, the ones you can’t answer?

As part of our mission to make your life easier, we present Answer Me This: short educational features where experts answer difficult questions posed by Kerry’s primary school children.

These features aired on Radio Kerry during May 2014 and were produced by the trainees on the SOLAS/Kerry ETB Diploma in Radio Production delivered at Radio Kerry Training.

Some questions we’ve received so far are:

Interviewee:  Jeffrey Weeter, Lecturer in Music Composition, University College Cork
This piece features the voice of Orlaith Spillane from Tiernaboul National School, Killarney.

Interviewee: Dr Alan Mulgrew, Consultant Respiratory Physician at Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee.
This piece features the voices of Fiona O’Leary and Mikaela Bingham from Tiernaboul National School, Killarney.

Interviewee: Nigel Corner, Senior Fire Chief at the Tralee Fire Service
This piece features the voices of students from Cahir National School, Kenmare.

Interviewee: Jimmy Flannery Jnr, Chairman of the Dingle Boatmans Association.
This piece features the voice of Louis from Dromclough National School, Listowel and voices of students from Holy Family School, Balloonagh, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Interviewee: Therapist and Psychotherapist Val & Tony McGinley, who feature on ‘A Problem Shared’ on Radio Kerry.
This piece features the voices Mikaela Bingham and Elena O’Donoghue from Tiernaboul National School, Killarney and Jacob from Holy Family School, Balloonagh, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Interviewee: Des McHale, former Professor of Mathematics at UCC, Humourist and Author of ‘The Book of Kerryman Jokes’ and ‘The Bumper Book of Kerryman Jokes’.
This piece features the voice of Cody Coffey from  Tiernaboul National School  .

Interviewee: Dr. Colin Quigley, Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology, University of Limerick.
This piece features the voice of Mikaela Bingham from Tiernaboul National School, Killarney and voices of students from Holy Family School, Balloonagh, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Interviewee: Shane O’Sullivan, Secretary, Tralee Rugby Club
This piece features the voices of Jack Kelly and Darragh O’ Leary from Tiernaboul National School    .

Interviewee: John ‘Jackson’ Kiely, Waterford GAA man
This piece features the voices of Jodie & Darragh from Dromclough National School, Listowel.

Interviewee: Donal O’ Donovan, Lecturer of Electronic Engineering, CIT
This piece features the voices of  Niamh from Dromclough NS, Listowel

Interviewee: Aidan O’Carroll, Director, Kerry School of Music & Performing Arts & Bernard Casey, Comedian
This piece features the voices of students from Holy Family School, Balloonagh, Tralee, Co. Kerry and Louis from Dromclough National School, Listowel.

Interviewee: Liam McInerney, weather enthusiast and diarist.
This piece features the voices of Mickey Clifford from Abbeydorney National School  and Cahir National School, Kenmare & Holy Family, Balloonagh, Tralee.

Interviewee: Julie Ormonde, Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve
This piece features the voices of Aoibhe O’Doherty and Adam Kelly from Tiernaboul National School, Killarney

Interviewees: Gerard Hartmann, Physical Therapist and Weeshie Fogarty, former referee, presenter of Radio Kerry’s Terrace Talk, GAA Pundit, Author & Match Commentator.
This piece features the voice of Mikaeala Bingham, Megan Cronin & Adam Kelly from Tiernaboul National School, Killarney.

Interviewee: Mary Harty, Computer Technician at Institute of Technology Tralee
This piece features the voices of Jodie from Dromclough National School, Listowel.

Interviewee: Timothy Woulfe, retired teacher
This piece features the voices of Gráinne Spillane from Tiernaboul National School, Killarney and Niamh & Aisling from Dromclough National School, Listowel.

Interviewee: Nature enthusiast, publisher and author Kevin Tarrant.
This piece features the voices of Mikey Clifford and Alison O’Brien from Abbeydorney National School

Interviewee: Fiona Fitzsimons, Eneclann, geneaologist. James O’ Connor, Killarney historical society.
This piece features the voices of   Jodie from Dromclough NS and Liam Spillane and Adam Kelly, Tiernaboul NS

Interviewee: Isabel Bennett, Archaeologist/Curator, Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne (West Kerry Museum)
This piece features the voices of students from Dromclough National School, Listowel.

Interviewee: Dr. David Buckley, MRCGP, DP Dermatology, Ashe Street Clinic, Tralee
This piece features the voice of Megan Cronin from Tiernaboul National School, Killarney and the voices of students from Holy Family School, Balloonagh, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Interviewee: Billy Keane, Author, Journalist and Publican
This piece features the voices of Rory and Jodie from   Dromclough National School, Listowel  .

Title Credits (all pieces)

Mikey Clifford aged 11, Abbeydorney National School, Ally O Brien age 9 , Abbeydorney National School and Peter Herlihy, Age 5, Coolick Play School

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